NewsTwo people die in a plane crash in Thuringia:...

Two people die in a plane crash in Thuringia: investigations are still ongoing

Created: 09/24/2022, 10:38 p.m

Flugzeugabsturz in Gera/Thüringen
Police and firefighters are at the scene of the accident in Gera, where two planes collided and crashed. © Björn Walther/

Two planes apparently collided in Gera on Saturday evening – with fatal consequences. According to the police, the operation is still ongoing.

Gera – According to local police, there was a devastating plane crash in Gera, Thuringia, on Saturday evening. Two people died in an accident, as confirmed by the fire brigade.

Thuringia: Plane crash in Gera – two people die

Around 6:15 p.m., a “large contingent” of police, fire brigade and rescue services were deployed at the accident site in the Gera-Thränitz area, according to a press release from the authorities in Thuringia. Two planes collided there and crashed over an open area. The two pilots died, but there were no other deaths or injuries.

According to a spokesman for the fire brigade, the two casualties were two aerobatic pilots who collided in the air with their machines near the Leumnitz airfield on Saturday evening. In June last year, a professional football coach died in a plane crash in Thuringia. A month ago, a 64-year-old had a fatal accident with his plane near Gera.

Video: Plane crash in Thuringia – 64-year-old dies in the flames

Plane crash in Thuringia: the police are still investigating in Gera

However, there are no further details about the plane crash in Thuringia. “The exact circumstances of the accident are the subject of the immediately initiated criminal investigations,” the police said in their statement. “Due to the ongoing use” no further information could be given at the present time.

According to the website, aircraft with a maximum take-off weight of 5.7 tons are allowed to take off and land at the Gera-Leumnitz airfield. It is an airfield for both commercial and sport aviation. A fatal accident also occurred in Braunau am Inn (Austria) on Saturday: a motorcyclist crashed into a tractor trailer. (mef/dpa)

Schedules of the Valencia GP of MotoGP in Cheste and how to see it

The Cheste circuit hosts this weekend, from November 4 to 6, the 2022 MotoGP Comunitat Valenciana GP. See the schedules and all the information.

"Don't talk to me!": Danni Büchner makes a clear announcement to hated party guests

Danni Büchner is invited to Sam Dylan's Halloween party. But the "Goodbye Germany" emigrant has no desire for many other party guests. And find clear words.

King Charles III Portrait now on the first coin: Serious change to the Queen

Charles III first coins with his portrait are there. Coin lovers immediately discover two striking differences.

Unknown colourfulness

Bird Species Discovered on Islands in Indonesia

Braking was tricky

Apart from that, everything worked like a picture book for the railway world record in Switzerland